Home   |   General Information   |   Worship Services   |   Directions   |   Our Staff   |   FAQs   |   Contact Us


Adult Offerings

 

Calendar

 

Children & Youth

 

Church Boards

 

Church Store
- Bracelets
- Collector Plates

- Feedsacks

- Dept 56 Pieces
- Ornaments

- Toys for Tots

- Puzzles

 

Gifts & Legacy Bequests

 

Golf Tournament

 

Library

 

Links

 

Our Mission

 

Remembrance Garden

 

Signpost Newsletter

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Women's Group

 

Bolton Congregational
    Church UCC
228 Bolton Center Road
Bolton, CT  06043
860.649.7077 (Phone)
860.649.5419 (Fax)
 

Church Boards and Officers

Click here to download the Constitution of the Bolton Congregational Church UCC.

Divider

Christian Education

  • 12 Members

  • Full Term = 3 Years

  • Responsible for the Christian Education of the Church.

  • The board will work with the Pastors and / or any Director of Christian Education the Church may employ and the Church School Superintendent in the selection of curriculum, obtaining and training teachers, and all other phases of the educational ministry of the Church.

  • Responsible for directing and participating in the following areas of ministry:

  • Church School – curriculum, nursery, vacation church school, library

  • Youth – fellowship groups, confirmation, youth conferences

  • Adult Education – Bible study, special adult programs, conference workshops, retreats

[back to top]

Divider

Deacons

  • 12 Members

  • Full Term = 4 Years

  • Cooperate with the Pastors in the care of the spiritual interest of the Church and assist in the administration of the sacraments, in caring for the poor, the sick, the sorrowing and the indigent, and the stranger.

  • Responsible for directing and participating in the following areas of ministry:

  • Pastoral Care – visitation, funerals, weddings

  • Membership – evangelism, new members, fellowship, inactive members

  • Worship – greeters, lay readers, baptisms, communion, children’s messages, music, chancel, and flowers.

  • Any person having served twelve or more complete years on the Board of Deacons will become a “Life Member” of the board and therefore may participate in its active work.

[back to top]

Divider

Missions

  • 9 Members

  • Full Term = 3 Years

  • Responsible for local, area, and wider missions as well as pursuing the interests of social justice, and education of Church members as to the purpose and scopes of various missions.

  • Responsible for directing and participating in the following areas of ministry:

  • Local Ecumenical Missions – Bolton Ecumenical Council, MACC, Cap. Reg. Conf. Churches

  • Wider Missions – Back Bay Mission, delegates (including but not limited to Tolland Association, Connecticut Conference, and BEC)

  • Social Justice

[back to top]

Divider

Pastoral Relations Committee

  • 10 Members

  • Full Term – 1 Year with a maximum of two consecutive terms

  • Responsible for the following:

  • Conducting a written evaluation of the Pastors each year based upon input from the congregation using the call as a guide for evaluation.  The evaluation tool(s) will be selected as well as the process for obtaining input from Church members.

  • Recommending the Pastors’ salaries to the Board of Stewardship based upon the evaluation and then presenting it to the Church Council.

  • Assessing the needs and setting mutual goals as an outgrowth of discussions with the Pastors and Church members.

  • Providing a “sounding board” for the Pastors in their evaluation of the performance and willingness of members to carry out their supportive role as outlined in the call; listening to and reacting to the Pastors’ ideas, feelings and concerns.

  • Functioning as a communication channel to the Pastors.

[back to top]

Divider

Stewardship

  • 9 Members

  • Full Term = 3 Years

  • Administers the physical and financial assets of the Church and attend to personnel matters for the Church.

  • Responsible for directing and participating in the following areas of ministry:

  • Finance – budget preparation, investments, memorial gifts

  • Personnel – secretary, sexton, organist

  • Property – historical facets, Meeting House, education building, kitchen

[back to top]

Divider

Members-At-Large

  • 2 Members

  • Full Term = 2 Years

  • Shall be members of the Church Council.

  • No member-at-large may become a member of any other board while on the Church Council.

  • Serve as chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Nominating Committee, and as such, oversee the nomination of candidates to fill vacancies (both expired and unexpired terms) of the Church officers and members of the Church boards.

  • Shall have the responsibility to represent the interest of any and all members of the Church and shall be sensitive to the opinions of all.

[back to top]

Divider

Church Council

  • The Church Council shall be comprised of the Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, and Financial Secretary, the Chairperson of each official board or his or her representative and one other properly elected representative of each official board, two members from the Church at large and the Pastors ex-officio.  It is incumbent upon all of the above-mentioned parties to be represented at all Council meetings to ensure proper communication and coordination of all aspects of the Church’s life and ministry.

[back to top]

Divider

Clerks

  • 2 Members: Clerk and Assistant Clerk

  • Full Term = 1 Year

  • The Clerks will keep a roll of the Church members, and record all admissions, dismissals, baptisms, deaths, and marriages, issue letters of transfer, and notify persons elected to office. 

  • They shall keep a record of the business meetings and be responsible for other church correspondence as may be directed or requested by the Church Council.

[back to top]

Divider

Treasurers

  • 2 Members: Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer

  • Full Term = 1 Year

  • They are under the supervision of the Church Council.

  • Responsible for the recording and disbursement of all Church funds.

[back to top]

Divider

Financial Secretaries

  • Full Term = 2 Years

  • They shall act as collectors, receiving monies from Church pledges and offerings and special gifts, shall deposit the monies into the proper accounts, shall keep correct records of pledged accounts and receipts and shall make a full accounting weekly to the Treasurer of all records under their supervision.

  • Special gifts should also be reported to the Church Council for acknowledgment.

[back to top]

Divider

Appointed Officers

  • Appointed Officers will include Historian, Church School Superintendent, Auditor, and Delegates to our affiliation with various Conference, Associations and Councils, and any others the Church Council may deem necessary.

[back to top]